Are there conditions attached to grants? Yes. Please click here to see How To Apply page. Can we be reimbursed for expenses? No. Grants must be approved prior to any purchase/event/trip being undertaken. Retrospective grants will not be considered.
How will the grant be paid? Payment will be direct credited to the recipient organisation's bank account. You will need to include a deposit slip with your application.
Will our organisation be audited? Milestone Foundation grant records will be inspected and audited by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). Milestone Foundation is required to render details of all donations to DIA. Any grant application is made with the understanding that if any DIA officer so requests, the applicant organisation shall agree to and participate in any such inspection/fault.
How will I know if our application is successful? All approved and deferred applications will receive notification by email 1-2 business days following the meeting. Declined applications will receive notification by mail 3-4 business days following the meeting. The results will also be published on the website.
What will we have to do if we are successful? Milestone Foundation requires an acknowledgement of accountability declaration form/ salary/wage declaration form to be returned along with verification of expenditure (receipts etc.). These receipts must be from the same companies as the quotes supplied in the application and must be returned within three months of the grant being made. Failure to comply with the conditions will result in Milestone seeking a full refund of the grant.
Do grants include GST? Grants are GST exclusive; no grant made by Milestone Foundation has GST content.
Who is eligible to apply for funding? Any Charitable Organisations that furthers or improves local and national educational services, furthers or improves local and national amateur sport, promotes the advancement of culture or religion or contributes toward welfare assistance or the relief of poverty.
Can Venue Operators benefit from a grant? No, venue operators can't make any decisions or recommendations about applications or receive completed applications.